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Shigeru Tanaka, Gary Ashley Stafford: Specially shaped balloon device for use in surgery and method of use. General Surgical Innovations, March 1, 2005: US06860892 (75 worldwide citation)

A balloon device useful for dissecting tissue or retracting tissue for the purpose of providing access for laparoscopic surgery, the device comprising a balloon which inflates to a shape specially suitable for the surgical procedure and the anatomical region of deployment. The present device, when c ...


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Shigeru Tanaka, Gary Ashley Stafford: Specially shaped balloon device for use in surgery and method of use. General Surgical Innovations, June 5, 2007: US07226462 (13 worldwide citation)

A balloon device useful for dissecting tissue or retracting tissue for the purpose of providing access for laparoscopic surgery, the device including a balloon which inflates to a shape specially suitable for the surgical procedure and the anatomical region of deployment. The present device, when co ...


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Tanaka Shigeru, Stafford Gary Ashley: Specially shaped balloon device for use in surgery and method of use. General Surgical Innovations, GERSHON Neil D, December 7, 2000: WO/2000/072760 (6 worldwide citation)

This invention is a balloon device (10) useful for dissecting tissue or retracting tissue for the purpose of providing access for laparoscopic surgery. The device (10) comprising a balloon (20) which inflates to a shape specially suitable for the surgical procedure, and the anatomical region of depl ...


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Tanaka Shigeru, Stafford Gary Ashley: Specially shaped balloon device for use in surgery and method of use. Gen Surgical Innovations, May 16, 2001: EP1098596-A1

This invention is a balloon device (10) useful for dissecting tissue or retracting tissue for the purpose of providing access for laparoscopic surgery. The device (10) comprising a balloon (20) which inflates to a shape specially suitable for the surgical procedure, and the anatomical region of depl ...


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Tanaka Shigeru, Stafford Gary Ashley: Dispositif a ballonnet special a usage chirurgical et procede dutilisation, Specially shaped balloon device for use in surgery and method of use. General Surgical Innovations, General Surgical Innovations, MCFADDEN FINCHAM, December 7, 2000: CA2338485

This invention is a balloon device (10) useful for dissecting tissue or retracting tissue for the purpose of providing access for laparoscopic surgery. The device (10) comprising a balloon (20) which inflates to a shape specially suitable for the surgical procedure, and the anatomical region of depl ...